Let’s take a peek inside Jugetsudo today…
…it’s a Japanese tea shop in the 6th arrondissement (super close to Pierre Hermé and Poilâne).
They also have locations in Tokyo and Tsukuba, let’s go there on our next trip!
For now, we’ll start with a bowl of matcha.
All frothy and warming on a rainy Paris afternoon. We ate this with candied citron and three types of wagashi (in NYC and Honolulu, Minamoto Kitchoan is a good place for wagashi).
Next up, gyokuro and tea cookies. I love gyokuro because it’s so umami-rich and savory. Almost like drinking soup.
And the only thing better than drinking gyokuro is eating the tea leaves after! Mix soy sauce and rice vinegar in a dish. Dip and devour. Ponzu sauce and toasted sesame seeds is another good combo for gyokuro ^_^